hello, my name is Rebecca Carpenter and i'am the narrator. I will tell u a little bit of the stamp act.
passed by the parliament in 1765, the Stamp Act provoked a greater storm of protest.
unlike previous laws the stamp act did nothing to further Britain's mercantilist aims.
the stamp act required that all printed materials have a special government stamp.
items subject to the law included newspaper, playing cards and etc.
so for example, a person buying or selling a piece of land would also pay a British official to stamp the sales document.
colonist could only pay officials for the stamp with gold or silver- both which are rare in the colonies.
to the colonist, the stamp act was a shocking example of taxation without representation. Philadelphia merchant john reynell said" the point in dispute is a very important one, if the americans are to be taxed by the parliament where they are not nor can be respresented, they are no longer Englishman but slaves.
so that is part of what happened for for the stamp act. this is the end of my story. thanks for listening.